Hiram Chittenden Locks Visitor Programs (Donation)
The Corps of Engineers Foundation and Discover Your Northwest have teamed up to encourage public support in returning the Locks to a world class facility befitting the City of Seattle. The Locks are administered by the Corps of Engineers and funding comes from Congress, but unfortunately budgeting is based on commercial cargo, not actual boat traffic. Since opening 100 years ago, the Locks have evolved to become the busiest in the nation. However, commercial cargo has declined to a small fraction of the boat traffic, making budgeting inadequate for this historic facility.
The Locks will celebrate its Centennial on July 4, 2017. With your support, your donation will be used to renovate the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks Fish Ladder and expand interpretive opportunities that will connect interpretive messages from the fish ladder plaza with the underwater viewing story. Some of the project goals for the renovation include improving the lighting and acoustical quality, better utilization of the space, along with providing dedicated ranger speaking posts.
Please help us support education and interpretation at the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks and Lake Washington Ship Canal. Your contribution will enhance visitors' appreciation of this historic Seattle landmark for many years to come. We're a 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation, so your contribution is tax deductible. Thank you!